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Kiiza Besigye congratulates President-elect Ruto’s ‘long and hard’ victory

By Nyaboga Kiage September 6th, 2022 2 min read

Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye has congratulated Kenya’s President elect William Ruto after his win was upheld by the Supreme Court.

In a message on his socials, Mr Besigye termed the Ruto’s win as a contest that was ‘long and hard’.

“The highly competitive and closely fought Kenyan presidential election is finally over. H.E. William Ruto is conclusively the president elect. Congratulations to the president elect for successfully going through the long and hard contest,” part of the message read.

Besigye, an ally turned political rival of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, also asked God to offer Mr Ruto the wisdom and strength to steer Kenya to greater heights and prosperity.

He also congratulated Mr Odinga, and other presidential candidates who contested in the 2022 General elections who include; Prof George Wajackoyah and Mr David Waihiga who he said offered leadership and opted to contest for the country’s top seat.

According to Mr Besigye, Kenyans should be given a greater applause as they had fought and ended a one-party dictatorship which took place between 1982 to 1991.

“Kenyans enacted a constitutional term limit for presidents and fought to uphold them; made a democratic constitution providing for strong and independent State institutions, and decentralized power to 47 counties, among others,” the post further read.

The politician said the achievements were made possible by the sacrifices of many people and for a long period of time.

He noted that where disagreements arise, as happened in the outcome of the presidential elections, all parties were confident to seek Court’s intervention and to respect the outcome.

“This is, definitely, a great example for others in our East African region and in Africa at large,” he said, adding that “God bless Kenya; God bless Africa.”

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